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Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois

Books from the Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Since the 1940’s the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library has been building a collection of emblem books written from 1540-1800, published in Germany, France, Italy, Spain and England. Emblem books can be considered the multi-media publications of the 16th through the 18th centuries. Each emblem is composed of three constitutive elements - a motto, an illustration or "pictura" in the form of a woodcut or engraving, and an explanatory poem or "subscriptio." An emblem is more than the sum of its parts, because the interplay between text and image produces a greater meaning than any of the individual components can provide. Since 1998 the Rare Book & Manuscript Library has been enhancing access to the German emblem books through digitization. The digitization efforts are now being coordinated with the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel. These two institutions are cooperating on the Project "Emblematica On-Line," funded by an NEH/DFG digital humanities grant to present emblem books in an innovative digital environment and to develop a portal for a key genre of Renaissance texts and images. The OpenEmblem Portal hosted at Illinois offers the ability to search and browse emblems from a variety of perspectives. Visit the German Emblem Book Project website.


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Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Albertus, Magnus, Saint, 1193?-1280; Everard, Thomas, 1560-1633
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Spine title: Paradise of the soul
Topics: Virtues, Christian life
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by More, Hannah, 1745-1833; Whittingham, Charles, 1767-1840, printer; Jennings, Robert, bookseller; Chiswick Press, printer
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Place of publication for Chiswick Press from colophon
Topic: Bible plays
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644; Singer, Samuel Weller, 1783-1858, ed; Tegg, Thomas, bookseller
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Printers' names from t.p. verso
Topic: Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644
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Topic: Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
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The descriptions of the plates are by Mechel. cf. Dance of death. The dance of death, with a dissertation on the several representations of that subject, by Francis Douce, 1833, p. 136
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Drexel, Jeremias, 1581-1638; Chiswell, Richard, publisher; Winterton, Ralph, 1600-1636, tr; Parker, Richard, fl. 1692-1725, bookseller
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Additional engraved title-page: "The considerations of Drexelius upon eternitie ..." with imprint: "Printed and sold by Ric. Chiswell at [the] rose & Crowne in St Pauls Church yard, 1689."
Topics: Eternity, Emblems, Emblems, English
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Harvey, Christopher, 1597-1663; Haeften, Benedictus van, 1588-1648. Schola cordis; Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644; Tegg, Thomas, bookseller
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Printers' names from t.p. verso
Topics: Conduct of life, Emblems
Added t.-p, engraved, with vignette
Topic: Death
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Harvey, Christopher, 1597-1663; Haeften, Benedictus van, 1588-1648. Schola cordis; Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644, supposed author; De Coetlogon, C. E. (Charles Edward), 1746-1820
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Engraved t.-p
Topics: Emblems, Emblems, English
Frontispiece included in pagination
Topics: Conduct of life --Juvenile poetry., Conduct of life --Juvenile literature., Emblem books, English...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Harvey, Christopher, 1597-1663; Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644, attributed name; Haeften, Benedictus van, 1588-1648. Schola cordis. Adaptations
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Page numbers corresponding to the location of the last 5 odes in the list of contents wrongly indicated
Topics: Emblems, Early works to 1800, Emblem books --England --18th century., Emblem books, English...
Topics: Allegories, Homiletical illustrations, Religious poetry, English, Christian art and symbolism,...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644; Whittingham, Charles, 1767-1840, printer; Jennings, Robert, bookseller; Chiswick Press, printer
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Place of publication for Chiswick Press from colophon
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, English
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644; Toplady, Augustus Montague, 1740-1778; Ryland, John, 1732-1792; Wilson, Robert, A. M
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On t.-p. of v. 2: A new edition, carefully rev. and cor., with addition of glossarial notes, by the Rev. Robert Wilson, A.M
Topics: Emblems, Emblems, English
Paged continuously
Topic: Death
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by ZETTER, JAKOB VON
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McGeary & Nash. Emblem books at the University of Illinois
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644
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Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, English
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644; Marshall, William, fl. 1617-1650.; Riviere & Son, binder.
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Signatures: A-D⁸ E⁴.
Topics: Emblem books --Early works to 1800., Emblem books, English --Great Britain --England --17th...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Tolson, Francis, d. 1745 or 6; Devoto, I
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No more published. Cf. D. F. Foxon. English verse, 1701-1750, v.1, no. T405
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644
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Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, English
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Thurston, John, 1774-1822; Thomas, Joseph, fl. 1809; Branston, Allen Robert, 1778-1827; Nesbit, Charlton, 1775-1838; Clennell, Luke, 1781-1840; Hole, Henry; Bensley, Thomas, ca. 1760-1835; Ackermann, Rudolph, 1764-1834
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Wood-engravings cut by A.R. Branston, C. Nesbit, L. Clennell, and H. Hole
Topics: Christian art and symbolism, Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644; Bennett, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1829-1867; Rogers, W. Harry (William Harry), 1825-1873; Swain, Joseph, 1820-1909, engraver; Evans, Edmund, 1826-1905, engraver; Dundas, Judith, 1927-2008, former owner. IU-R; Leighton Son & Hodge, binders. IU-R
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"The illustrations engraved by Joseph Swain and Edmund Evans"--t.p. verso
Topic: Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Bornitz, Jakob, ca. 1560-1625.; Meerfeldt, Nicolaus, engraver.; Bourgeat, Ludwig, d. 1714, printer.
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McGeary & Nash. Emblem books at the University of Illinois, B27.
Topics: Emblems --Early works to 1800., Symbolism --Early works to 1800., Allegories --Early works to...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644
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Title vignette (portrait)
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, English
Page 36 mispaged 48; nos. 37-48 omitted in paging; . El (p. 49-50) and . T3 (p. 221-222) wanting
Topic: Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644; Harvey, Christopher, 1597-1663. School of the heart; Wilkins, William Walker; Tegg, William, 1816-1895, publisher
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Memoir signed: W.W. [i.e., William Walker Wilkins]
Topics: Emblems, Emblems, English
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Westmorland, Mildmay Fane, Earl of, 1601-1666; Cotes, Richard, d. 1653, printer
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Engraved title-page, signed "W.M. sculpsit" (i.e. William Marshall)
Topics: Emblems, Emblems, English, Emblems, Latin
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Hugo, Herman, 1588-1629; Arwaker, Edmund, d. 1730; Sturt, John, 1658-1730, engraver; Leake, John, fl. 1673-1717, printer; Bonwicke, Henry, d. 1706, bookseller
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Printer's name from Wing CD
Topics: Christian life, Emblems, Devotional literature, Emblem books, English
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
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Signatures: [chi]2, A10, B14, D-L8
Topics: Emblem books, Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Holbein, Hans, 1497-1543, ill; Hollar, Wenceslaus, 1607-1677
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Includes a life of Holbein and a notice on Lydgate's Daunce of Machabree
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
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McGeary & Nash. Emblem books at the University of Illinois, Q9
Topics: Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books, English --Great Britain --England --18th century,...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
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Pagination has odd numbers on versos
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, English
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Saavedra Fajardo, Diego de, 1584-1648; Astry, James, Sir
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Frontispiece of vol. I (portrait of William, duke of Gloucester) is duplicated in vol. II
Topics: Kings and rulers, Political science
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Saavedra Fajardo, Diego de, 1584-1648; Astry, James, Sir
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Frontispiece of vol. I (portrait of William, duke of Gloucester) is duplicated in vol. II
Topics: Kings and rulers, Political science
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Estienne, Henry, sieur des Fossez; Blount, Thomas, 1618-1679; Marshall, William, fl. 1617-1650; Royston, Richard, 1599-1686, bookseller
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Translation by Thomas Blount of: Art de faire des devises
Topics: Devices (Heraldry), Emblems, Emblem books, English
Engraved printer's devices on title-pages; engraved head-piece and emblems
Topic: Emblems
Copy 2 bound with: Woodward, George. Poems on several occasions. Oxford, 1730; and Tolson, Francis. Proposals for the printing, Hermathenae. [London, 1739]
Topic: Alphabet
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Phillips, Henry, 1775-1838
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Added engraved t.p
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Topics: Flower language, Flowers in literature
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644; Gilliflower, Matthew, publisher; Freeman, William, d. 1715, publisher; Bell, Andrew, d. 1720?, bookseller
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Publishers' names from Wing CD
Topics: Emblems, Emblems, English
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Cats, Jacob, 1577-1660; Farley, Robert; Venne, Adriaen Pietersz. van de, 1589-1662, ill; Leighton, John, 1822-1912, ill; Pigot, Richard
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Title-page and frontispiece printed in red and black;
Topic: Emblems
Advertisement on p.[192] for The Christian’s dictionary ... by the Rev. John Fleetwood (published 1775).
Topics: Emblems --Early works to 1800, Emblem books, English --Great Britain --England --18th century,...
Printer's device on t.-p.; title within ornamental border; full page woodcut of the arms of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, on verso of t.-p.; emblems illustrated with 247 woodcut engravings within ornamental borders. Marginal notes
Topic: Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Cats, Jacob, 1577-1660; Farley, Robert; Venne, Adriaen Pietersz. van de, 1589-1662, ill; Leighton, John, 1822-1912, ill; Pigot, Richard
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Title-page and frontispiece printed in red and black;
Topic: Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Wither, George, 1588-1667; Rollenhagen, Gabriel, 1583-1619. Nucleus emblematorum; Passe, Crispijn van de, ca. 1565-1637, engraver; Marshall, William, fl. 1617-1650, engraver
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Without general t.p.; each book has special t.p.; books 2-4 have imprint: London, Printed by Augustine Mathevves, 1634
Topic: Emblem books, English
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Ripa, Cesare, fl. 1600; Tempest, Pierce, 1653-1717; Fuller, Isaac, 1606-1672, ill
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Text on verso of plates.
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books --Great Britain --18th century.